Today’s guest blogger is Veronica Creech, Director of Partner Engagement at First Book.
When you open a book for a baby, their eyes light up. They’re fascinated by the contrast of the colors. They marvel at words as you read to them.
What these little ones don’t know is that books will also shape their future.
Book Babies is one of many wonderful programs my team at First Book supports. Part of the nonprofit organization Book Harvest, Book Babies helps 150 families in Durham, NC discover the importance and joy of reading together.
The families they serve all have big dreams for their children, but lack books to build those dreams upon.
Take 18-month old Ian and his mom for example. Every morning, Ian wakes his mom before sunrise with a new book in his hand for them to read together. Though it’s earlier than she’d like, reading has become a fantastic way for them to connect and start every day.
Before they joined Book Babies, there were no books in their home. They now have over 30.